The man who fired shots at people inside his home early Thursday morning will not face any charges. Police say he had the right to protect himself from the people breaking into his home.
Neighbors say usually the victim leaves for work by 3:00 a.m. which is around the time of the intrusion, but for some reason On Thursday he decided to sleep in and go in late.
Now some in the neighborhood are concerned about their safety.
"I'm just glad I can protect my home," next door neighbor Dean Martinez said. "With my dog and my guns...protect ourselves first."
Some neighbors say they are both shocked and concerned that people would break into a home on their street.
Mrtinez has lived on 24th Street for 10 years and has never thought of it as a dangerous place.
"My daughter came in and said she heard gun shots," he said.
"A man told officers that he had been sleeping and was awaken by something and thought he say two people inside his home," spokeswoman with GJPD Kate Porras said.
Police say the man yelled to the intruders to get out before firing his handgun.
"In Colorado you have the right to defend your property," Porras said. "We're not investigating him for any criminal charges."
"Second amendment, right to bear arms. protect you and your family. If somebody is going to intrude your home, you have the right to protect yourself," Martinez said. "Safety first especially with little ones."
Martinez says it was hard for him and his family to get back to sleep after the incident on Thursday morning.
"Because we don't know if they're still in our back yard, or next door," he said. "We didn't know the situation until this morning."
Neighbors say they hope the intruders have learned their lesson and will stay away from their street.
"Realize that he's not the only one that owns guns," Martinez said. "So they should watch out for the next house they get because next time they could get shot."
Currently police do not have any descriptions on the intruders, but they are asking if you have any information on this incident to call Crime Stoppers at (970) 241-STOP.